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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran today temporarily took over all four ministerial portfolios of the council under his purview after informing two of the ministers to resign and the other two to go on a month's-leave, due to charges of corruption.

When the committee report which was made over the corruption charges levelled against all four of the council ministers was taken up for debate today, the Chief Minister informed the Education Minister T. Gurukularajah and Agriculture Minister O. Ainkaraneshan to resign.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister informed Transport and Trade Minister B. Deniswaran and Health Minister P. Sathyalingam to go on a month's leave as there were investigations of corruption pending against them.

Mr. Vigneswaran afterwards informed Council Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam that he will take over the portfolios of all ministers under his purview for the time being.

The council ministers who were accused said that although they were not guilty of the charges levelled against them, they would accept the decision taken by the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, Opposition Council Member V. Jayathilake said they were not given the opportunity to express their opinions during the debate and therefore, all opposition members walked out of the council.

However, he said discussions with regard to the vacancies of the four ministries would be held on June 22, during the council session. (Romesh Madhusanka)

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  • Citizen Ash Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:33 PM

    he is practicing good governance. via DM Android App

    K.Balendra Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:42 PM

    CM. You have proved that there are still a few who can stand up for what is Right.

    Nadeesha Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:17 AM

    After independence, is everything perfect in this country. Is he using white vans or tires?

    Dhanush Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:36 PM

    Fernando see your own backs via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:54 PM

    He also same as all other cheif ministers.talk only and no work. via DM Android App

    James Fernando Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:58 PM

    Cannot even run a PC . Thinking about independence . Bunch of clowns .

    Ganesh Friday, 16 June 2017 04:44 AM

    Fernando do not rush in ,pause a little ,aren't there bunch of clowns in the other provinces even in the central government ? Change your spectacles that is to be unbiased and not communal

    Ranjith A Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:05 PM

    Why do you all make irrational comments.Procedures are followed according to provisions availableComments are made out of context. Have you lived in the North to comment that on no work had been done?.It all goes to prove that we can't think 'out of box'. It's sad

    hari Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:20 AM

    Good example; unlike in rest of the country even if proven guilty they stay in power. Well done Hon Chief Minister! I know people with petty racial agenda will throw mud at you using this as an opportunity.


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